In this blog, we’ll provide an overview of the new FRC regime, how it may affect your legal matters, and how our law firm is prepared to help you navigate these changes.


What is the Fixed Recoverable Costs Regime?


The Fixed Recoverable Costs regime, also known as FRC, is a system that regulates the costs recoverable by the winning party in certain civil litigation cases. Its primary purpose is to promote transparency, predictability, and cost-effectiveness in the legal process, making litigation more accessible to all parties involved.


Key Changes Under the New FRC Regime


  1. Expanded Scope: One of the most notable changes is the expansion of the FRC regime to include a broader range of civil cases. While it was previously applicable to limited types of cases, it now covers a wider spectrum, including fast-track personal injury claims, clinical negligence claims, and more. This expansion may impact a broader range of clients, including businesses and individuals.


  1. Caps on Costs: The FRC regime sets out specific caps on the costs recoverable by the winning party, depending on the type and complexity of the case. These caps are intended to create predictability in litigation costs. However, it’s essential to carefully assess the potential recovery before pursuing a claim to ensure it aligns with your objectives.


  1. Cost Budgeting: Cost budgeting becomes even more critical under the new regime. Properly managing your legal costs and ensuring they align with your litigation strategy will be essential. Our firm has the expertise to help you create accurate and realistic cost budgets that comply with the FRC rules.


  1. Efficiency in Case Management: The FRC regime emphasizes the importance of efficient case management. Timely case preparation and streamlined processes will be key to controlling costs and maximizing recoverable expenses.


How We Can Help


Navigating the new Fixed Recoverable Costs regime may seem daunting, but our law firm is well-prepared to assist you. Here’s how we can help:


  1. Expertise and Guidance: Our experienced legal team is well-versed in the FRC regime and its implications. We can provide you with comprehensive advice on how the changes might affect your specific cases and strategies.


  1. Cost-Effective Strategies: We will work with you to develop cost-effective litigation strategies that align with the FRC regime, ensuring you make informed decisions about pursuing or defending claims.


  1. Accurate Budgeting: Our firm will assist you in creating precise cost budgets and ensuring compliance with the FRC rules, helping you manage your legal expenses effectively.


  1. Efficient Case Management: We prioritize efficient case management to ensure your matters proceed smoothly and within the FRC framework, maximizing your chances of cost recovery.




The new Fixed Recoverable Costs regime, effective from October 1, 2023, introduces significant changes to the legal landscape. Staying informed and adapting your litigation strategies accordingly is crucial. At [Your Law Firm], we are committed to helping you navigate these changes, mitigate risks, and achieve favourable outcomes within the FRC framework.


If you have any questions or concerns regarding how the new FRC regime may impact your legal matters, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us ON 0161 850 9911. We are here to provide the guidance and expertise you need to make informed decisions in this evolving legal landscape.